It’s hard to believe that former Marlins prospect, now Athletics 1B/OF Mark Canha, only played his 356th MLB game headed into tonight’s action. At 30, he’s technically 1/5th through his 3rd full season. He’s logged MLB AB’s since 2015, a season where he played his most games (124), but hasn’t taken a big leap forward, until now. Don’t scoff at the .247 batting average until looking under the hood. The
I’ve created a list of college players who I believe you should keep your eyes on going forward. (Emphasis on “Notes”) Pitchers to Watch: George Kirby, Elon Jr. SP: 17.843 K/BB, 36th in the country in K, Mid 90’s fastball, averaged more than 6 innings per start including 3 complete games and averaged 89.1 IP his last two seasons, is capable of taking things to the next level innings wise.
Hiura, owned in 13% of Yahoo and 2% of ESPN leagues received his MLB call-up today. Thus far in 2019 the 22-year-old has 11 homers in 129 AAA AB’s in a not homer friendly Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium (6 HR home and 5 away). While this, a .333 AVG, .408 OBP, .698 SLG, 3.2% IFFB% (!!) are all great things, what jumps off the page to me most is
We’ve all been there, you waited until the 18th or 20th round and it’s time to draft a catcher, turns out there’s maybe 3 total good ones and the best one is injury prone. It’s usually wise to wait and not spend a high draft pick on a C. Your backstop fix might be here. 28-year-old Mitch Garver, owned in 34% of Yahoo and 15.8% of ESPN leagues, has 5
Buried in the hype of a historic Phillies offseason is the potential of a breakout for a young Phillie who burst on to the scene in 2017. Upon arriving to MLB, Phillies 1B Rhys Hoskins earned August 2017 NL Rookie of the Month and was the first player since at least 1913 to hit 10 home runs in his first 17 big league games. The 2014 5th round pick out